Wher Wher, Where Where, pron. & conj. [See {Whether}.] Whether. [Sometimes written {whe'r}.] [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Men must enquire (this is mine assent), Wher she be wise or sober or dronkelewe. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • where — [ wer, hwer ] function word *** Where can be used in the following ways: as a question adverb (introducing a direct or indirect question): Where are you going? I wonder where she lives. as a relative adverb (referring back to a noun and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • where — W1S1 [weə US wer] adv, conj, pron [: Old English; Origin: hwAr] 1.) in or to which place ▪ Where are you going? ▪ Where do they live? ▪ Do you know where my glasses are? ▪ Where would you like to sit? where (...) to/from ▪ Where have you come… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Where — Where, adv. [OE. wher, whar, AS. hw?r; akin to D. waar, OS. hw?r, OHG. hw[=a]r, w[=a]r, w[=a], G. wo, Icel. and Sw. hvar, Dan. hvor, Goth. hwar, and E. who; cf. Skr. karhi when. [root]182. See {Who}, and cf. {There}.] [1913 Webster] 1. At or in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Where — Where, conj. Whereas. [1913 Webster] And flight and die is death destroying death; Where fearing dying pays death servile breath. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Where — Where, n. Place; situation. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Finding the nymph asleep in secret where. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Where — may refer to: * Where (SQL) Database language clause * basic interrogative about location …   Wikipedia

  • where — O.E. hwær, hwar, from P.Gmc. *khwar (Cf. O.S. hwar, O.N. hvar, O.Fris. hwer, M.Du. waer, O.H.G. hwar, Ger. wo, Goth. hvar where ), from PIE interrogative base *qwo (see WHO (Cf. who)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • where — /hwair, wair/, adv. 1. in or at what place?: Where is he? Where do you live? 2. in what position or circumstances?: Where do you stand on this question? Without money, where are you? 3. in what particular respect, way, etc.?: Where does this… …   Universalium

  • where — [[t](h)we͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦ (Usually pronounced [[t](h)weə(r)[/t]] for meanings 2 and 3.) 1) QUEST You use where to ask questions about the place something is in, or is coming from or going to. Where did you meet him?... Where s Anna?... Where are we… …   English dictionary

  • where — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwǣr; akin to Old High German hwār where, Old English hwā who more at who Date: before 12th century 1. a. at, in, or to what place < where is the house > < where are we going > b. at, in, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • where — See when and is when. Where is nonstandard as a conjunction equivalent to that. Use that instead of where in such statements as I see where the Senate is going to recess and Jim read where his favorite team had lost two straight games. Where at… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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